Our lives can become busy and hectic with large to-do lists and commitments to keep up with. We are constantly on the go, feeling as though life is one big race.
Life doesn’t have to be complicated. By making some subtle changes to our daily routine and attitude, we can simplify our lives and the space around us.
Small actions of kindness, appreciating the little things in life and the act of self love all contribute to living a simple lifestyle.
Life doesn’t have to be complicated, let’s keep it simple.
Here are 5 suggestions for a simple lifestyle:
1. Make your bed in the morning
As basic as it may seem, by making our bed in the morning it gives us a positive start to our day ahead.
My excuse used to be that I was too busy to make my bed, which lead to me feeling all over the place, but since changing this I feel more organised and ready to take on the day.
We don’t have to make our bed in the morning, so its an act of discipline. It makes us feel better, keeps our home space looking refreshed and gives us a tidy mind.
2. De-Clutter your home
Are there clothes in your wardrobe that you haven’t worn for years? Its time to throw them out! Don’t be afraid to de-clutter your home and get rid of anything
that no longer serves you.
The thought of de-cluttering used to worry me, I never liked the idea of it before I made it a fun and creative experience.
Your home is a place for you to relax and feel comfortable, so we must give it that attention by only keeping the things around us that make us feel that way.
3. Breathe in fresh air
Spending time outdoors in nature helps us to ground and re-energize. Breathing in fresh air is good for us, so taking a short walk can help to refresh us.
Since I have been doing this, I’ve felt so much more focused and at peace with myself and the world around me.
Spending time around nature not only makes us feel healthier, but it also gives us more brain power.
4. Organize your work space
Do you really need everything you have on your work desk? Its easy to allow it to pile up, but its unnecessary and unproductive.
Organize and clear away any object or item on your work desk that feels unhelpful to you. Your work space is a place for you to be focused and productive, so only keep the things around this space that make you feel this way.
5. Give yourself a break
We can’t do it all, we’re only human. Make your to do list manageable by cutting it in half with a realistic time frame to work towards.
If you feel life is getting on top of you, to the extent of burnout then its time to re-evaluate your boundaries and question whether you are saying yes
too much to others, and no to yourself.
Remember to allow yourself time to rest and re-energize for a more simple and productive lifestyle.
‘Life doesn’t have to be complicated, lets keep it simple”.